Agilent Reports Second-Quarter Fiscal Year 2022 Financial Results

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Delivers solid results; increases full-year core growth and EPS forecast

Highlights:

  • Revenue of $1.61 billion represents 5% reported growth; and up 7% on a core(1) basis.

  • GAAP net income of $274 million with earnings per share (EPS) of 91 cents, up 30% from the second quarter of 2021.

  • Non-GAAP(2) net income of $340 million with EPS of $1.13, up 16% from the second quarter of 2021.

  • Full-year revenue is expected to be in the range of $6.67 billion to $6.73 billion, representing reported growth of 5.6% to 6.5% and increased core(1) growth to a range of 8% to 9%. Fiscal year 2022 non-GAAP(3) EPS is increased to an estimated range of $4.86 to $4.93 per share.

  • Third-quarter revenue expected to be in the range of $1.625 billion to $1.650 billion with non-GAAP(3) EPS of $1.20 to $1.22.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 24, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today reported revenue of $1.61 billion for the second quarter ended April 30, 2022, an increase of 5% compared to the second quarter of 2021 and up 7% on a core(1) basis.

Second-quarter GAAP net income was $274 million, or 91 cents per share. This compares with $216 million, or 70 cents per share, in the second quarter of fiscal year 2021. Non-GAAP(2) net income was $340 million, or $1.13 per share during the quarter, compared with $299 million or 97 cents per share during the second quarter a year ago.

"The Agilent team delivered once again, demonstrating the resilience and strength of our business model," said Agilent President and CEO Mike McMullen. "We delivered 7% core revenue growth, exceeded our EPS expectations and continued to build order backlog, all despite macro challenges including temporary COVID-19 shutdowns in China. Our momentum continues and we have again raised our full-year outlook."

Financial Highlights

In the first quarter of 2022, Agilent implemented certain changes to its segment reporting structure. Prior period segment information has been recast to reflect these changes. These changes have no impact on Agilent’s consolidated financial statements.

Life Sciences and Applied Markets Group

Agilent’s Life Sciences and Applied Markets Group (LSAG) reported second-quarter revenue of $896 million, a year over year increase of 2% (up 4% on a core(1) basis). LSAG’s operating margin for the quarter was 25.5%.

Agilent CrossLab Group

The Agilent CrossLab Group (ACG) reported second-quarter revenue of $353 million, a year over year increase of 7% (up 10% on a core(1) basis). ACG’s operating margin for the quarter was 24.6%.

Diagnostics and Genomics Group

The Diagnostics and Genomics Group (DGG) reported second-quarter revenue of $358 million, a year over year increase of 14% (up 15% on a core(1) basis). DGG’s operating margin for the quarter was 25.5%.

Full Year and Third-Quarter Outlook

Agilent has increased fiscal year 2022 non-GAAP(3) EPS to an estimated range of $4.86 to $4.93 per share and continues to expect revenue of $6.67 billion to $6.73 billion for the full-year outlook, representing reported growth of 5.6% to 6.5% and resulting in an increase in core(1) growth to a range of 8% to 9%.

The outlook for fiscal 2022 third-quarter revenue is expected to be in a range of $1.625 billion to $1.650 billion. Fiscal third-quarter non-GAAP(3) earnings guidance is in a range of $1.20 to $1.22 per share.

The outlook is based on April 30, 2022, currency exchange rates.

Conference Call

Agilent’s management will present additional details regarding the company’s second-quarter 2022 financial results on a conference call with investors today at 1:30 p.m. PDT. This event will be broadcast live online in listen-only mode. To listen to the webcast, select the "Q2 2022 Agilent Technologies Inc. Earnings Conference Call" link on the Agilent Investor Relations website. The webcast will remain on the company site for 90 days.

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global leader in the life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets, delivering insight and innovation that advance the quality of life. Agilent’s full range of solutions includes instruments, software, services, and expertise that provide trusted answers to our customers' most challenging questions. The company generated revenue of $6.32 billion in fiscal 2021 and employs 17,000 people worldwide. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com. To receive the latest Agilent news, subscribe to the Agilent Newsroom. Follow Agilent on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and is subject to the safe harbors created therein. The forward-looking statements contained herein include, but are not limited to, information regarding Agilent’s growth prospects, business, financial results, revenue, and non-GAAP earnings guidance for Q3 and fiscal year 2022 and future amortization of intangibles. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause Agilent’s results to differ materially from management’s current expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, unforeseen changes in the strength of Agilent’s customers’ businesses; unforeseen changes in the demand for current and new products, technologies, and services; unforeseen changes in the currency markets; customer purchasing decisions and timing; and the risk that Agilent is not able to realize the savings expected from integration and restructuring activities. In addition, other risks that Agilent faces in running its operations include the ability to execute successfully through business cycles; the ability to meet and achieve the benefits of its cost-reduction goals and otherwise successfully adapt its cost structures to continuing changes in business conditions; ongoing competitive, pricing and gross-margin pressures; the risk that its cost-cutting initiatives will impair its ability to develop products and remain competitive and to operate effectively; the impact of geopolitical uncertainties and global economic conditions on its operations, its markets and its ability to conduct business; the ability to improve asset performance to adapt to changes in demand; the ability of its supply chain to adapt to changes in demand; the ability to successfully introduce new products at the right time, price and mix; the ability of Agilent to successfully integrate recent acquisitions; the ability of Agilent to successfully comply with certain complex regulations; the adverse impacts of and risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic; and other risks detailed in Agilent’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended January 31, 2022. Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs and assumptions of Agilent’s management and on currently available information. Agilent undertakes no responsibility to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement.

(1) Core revenue growth excludes the impact of currency and acquisitions and divestitures within the past 12 months. Core revenue is a non-GAAP measure. Reconciliations between GAAP revenue and core revenue for Q2 fiscal year 2022 are set forth on page 6 of the attached tables along with additional information regarding the use of this non-GAAP measure. Core revenue growth rate as projected for Q3 fiscal year 2022 and full fiscal year 2022 excludes the impact of currency and acquisitions and divestitures within the past 12 months. Most of the excluded amounts pertain to events that have not yet occurred and are not currently possible to estimate with a reasonable degree of accuracy and could differ materially. Therefore, no reconciliation to GAAP amounts has been provided for the projection.

(2) Non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP earnings per share primarily exclude the impacts of non-cash asset impairments, intangibles amortization, transformational initiatives, acquisition and integration costs, change in fair value of contingent consideration, loss on extinguishment of debt, business exit and divestiture costs and net loss (gain) on equity securities. Agilent also excludes any tax benefits or expenses that are not directly related to ongoing operations and which are either isolated or are not expected to occur again with any regularity or predictability. A reconciliation between non-GAAP net income and GAAP net income is set forth on page 4 of the attached tables along with additional information regarding the use of this non-GAAP measure.

(3) Non-GAAP earnings per share as projected for Q3 fiscal year 2022 and full fiscal year 2022 exclude primarily the impacts of non-cash intangibles amortization, transformational initiatives, and acquisition and integration costs. Agilent also excludes any tax benefits or expenses that are not directly related to ongoing operations and which are either isolated or are not expected to occur again with any regularity or predictability. Most of these excluded amounts pertain to events that have not yet occurred and are not currently possible to estimate with a reasonable degree of accuracy and could differ materially. Therefore, no reconciliation to GAAP amounts has been provided. Future amortization of intangibles is expected to be approximately $48 million per quarter.

AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

(In millions, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

PRELIMINARY

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

April 30,

April 30,

2022

2021

2022

2021

Net revenue

$

1,607

$

1,525

$

3,281

$

3,073

Costs and expenses:

Cost of products and services

746

708

1,510

1,418

Research and development

115

109

232

212

Selling, general and administrative

386

420

803

827

Total costs and expenses

1,247

1,237

2,545

2,457

Income from operations

360

288

736

616

Interest income

1

1

2

1

Interest expense

(21

)

(20

)

(42

)

(39

)

Other income (expense), net

(7

)

4

(44

)

7

Income before taxes

333

273

652

585

Provision for income taxes

59

57

95

81

Net income

$

274

$

216

$

557

$

504

Net income per share:

Basic

$

0.92

$

0.71

$

1.86

$

1.65

Diluted

$

0.91

$

0.70

$

1.84

$

1.64

Weighted average shares used in computing net income per share:

Basic

299

304

300

305

Diluted

301

307

302

308

The preliminary income statement is estimated based on our current information.

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AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

(In millions, except par value and share amounts)

(Unaudited)

PRELIMINARY

April 30,

October 31,

2022

2021

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

1,186

$

1,484

Short-term investments

21

91

Accounts receivable, net

1,237

1,172

Inventory

937

830

Other current assets

262

222

Total current assets

3,643

3,799

Property, plant and equipment, net

1,010

945

Goodwill and other intangible assets, net

4,854

4,956

Long-term investments

190

185

Other assets

758

820

Total assets

$

10,455

$

10,705

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$

503

$

446

Employee compensation and benefits

347

493

Deferred revenue

511

441

Short-term debt

175

Other accrued liabilities

277

328

Total current liabilities

1,813

1,708

Long-term debt

2,730

2,729

Retirement and post-retirement benefits

187

220

Other long-term liabilities

603

659

Total liabilities

5,333

5,316

Total Equity:

Stockholders' equity:

Preferred stock; $0.01 par value; 125 million shares authorized; none issued and outstanding

Common stock; $0.01 par value, 2 billion shares authorized; 299 million shares at April 30, 2022 and 302 million shares at October 31, 2021, issued and outstanding

3

3

Additional paid-in-capital

5,292

5,320

Retained earnings

160

348

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(333

)

(282

)

Total stockholders' equity

5,122

5,389

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

10,455

$

10,705

The preliminary balance sheet is estimated based on our current information.

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AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

(In millions)

(Unaudited)

PRELIMINARY

Six Months Ended

April 30,

April 30,

2022

2021

Cash flows from operating activities:

Net income

$

557

$

504

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization

164

153

Share-based compensation

71

66

Excess and obsolete inventory related charges

10

14

Loss on extinguishment of debt

17

Asset impairment charges

2

Net loss (gain) on equity securities

62

(15

)

Change in fair value of contingent consideration

(25

)

Other non-cash expenses, net

9

2

Changes in assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable, net

(108

)

(17

)

Inventory

(124

)

(80

)

Accounts payable

54

51

Employee compensation and benefits

(144

)

(3

)

Other assets and liabilities

12

16

Net cash provided by operating activities (a)

538

710

Cash flows from investing activities:

Investments in property, plant and equipment

(139

)

(72

)

Acquisition of businesses and intangible assets, net of cash acquired

(18

)

(547

)

Payment to acquire equity securities

(3

)

(8

)

Proceeds from sale of equity securities

6

Payment in exchange for convertible note

(1

)

(2

)

Net cash used in investing activities

(155

)

(629

)

Cash flows from financing activities:

Issuance of common stock under employee stock plans

27

26

Payment of taxes related to net share settlement of equity awards

(64

)

(73

)

Issuance of senior notes

848

Debt issuance costs

(7

)

Payment of dividends

(126

)

(118

)

Repayment of senior notes

(417

)

Proceeds from commercial paper

575

1,232

Repayment of commercial paper

(400

)

(1,102

)

Treasury stock repurchases

(681

)

(539

)

Net cash used in financing activities

(669

)

(150

)

Effect of exchange rate movements

(16

)

9

Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

(302

)

(60

)

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period

1,490

1,447

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period

$

1,188

$

1,387

Reconciliation of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash to the condensed consolidated balance sheet:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

1,186

$

1,380

Restricted cash, included in other assets

2

7

Total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

$

1,188

$

1,387

(a) Cash payments included in operating activities:

Income tax payments, net

$

134

$

116

Interest payments

$

40

$

36

The preliminary cash flow is estimated based on our current information.

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AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

NON-GAAP NET INCOME AND DILUTED EPS RECONCILIATIONS

(In millions, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

PRELIMINARY

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

April 30,

April 30,

2022

Diluted
EPS

2021

Diluted
EPS

2022

Diluted
EPS

2021

Diluted
EPS

GAAP net income

$

274

$

0.91

$

216

$

0.70

$

557

$

1.84

$

504

$

1.64

Non-GAAP adjustments:

Asset impairments

2

0.01

2

0.01

Intangible amortization

50

0.17

46

0.15

101

0.34

90

0.29

Transformational initiatives

9

0.03

9

0.03

13

0.04

20

0.06

Acquisition and integration costs

8

0.03

13

0.04

15

0.05

22

0.07

Change in fair value of contingent consideration

(28

)

(0.09

)

(25

)

(0.08

)

Loss on extinguishment of debt

12

0.04

17

0.06

Business exit and divestiture costs

7

0.02

3

0.01

7

0.02

4

0.01

Net loss (gain) on equity securities

16

0.05

(11

)

(0.04

)

61

0.20

(11

)

(0.04

)

Other

3

0.01

6

0.02

Adjustment for taxes (a)

4

0.01

6

0.02

(21

)

(0.07

)

(27

)

(0.09

)

Non-GAAP net income

$

340

$

1.13

$

299

$

0.97

$

708

$

2.34

$

627

$

2.03

(a) The adjustment for taxes excludes tax benefits that management believes are not directly related to on-going operations and which are either isolated or cannot be expected to occur again with any regularity or predictability. For the three months ended April 30, 2022, management used a non-GAAP effective tax rate of 13.92%. For the six months ended April 30, 2022, management used a non-GAAP effective tax rate of 14.00%. For the three and six months ended April 30, 2021, management used a non-GAAP effective tax rate of 14.75%.

We provide non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP net income per share amounts in order to provide meaningful supplemental information regarding our operational performance and our prospects for the future. These supplemental measures exclude, among other things, charges related to asset impairments, amortization of intangibles, transformational initiatives, acquisition and integration costs, change in fair value of contingent consideration, loss on extinguishment of debt, business exit and divestiture costs and net loss (gain) on equity securities.

Asset impairments include assets that have been written down to their fair value.

Transformational initiatives include expenses associated with targeted cost reduction activities such as manufacturing transfers including costs to move manufacturing, small site consolidations, legal entity and other business reorganizations, insourcing or outsourcing of activities. Such costs may include move and relocation costs, one-time termination benefits and other one-time reorganization costs. Included in this category are also expenses associated with company programs to transform our product lifecycle management (PLM) system, human resources and financial systems.

Acquisition and integration costs include all incremental expenses incurred to effect a business combination. Such acquisition costs may include advisory, legal, accounting, valuation, and other professional or consulting fees. Such integration costs may include expenses directly related to integration of business and facility operations, the transfer of assets and intellectual property, information technology systems and infrastructure and other employee-related costs.

Change in fair value of contingent consideration represents changes in the fair value estimate of acquisition-related contingent consideration.

Loss on extinguishment of debt relates to the net loss recorded on the redemption of the remaining $300 million of the $400 million outstanding 3.2% 2022 senior notes due on October 1, 2022, called on March 5, 2021 and settled on April 5, 2021.

Business exit and divestiture costs include costs associated with business divestitures.

Net loss (gain) on equity securities relates to the realized and unrealized mark-to-market adjustments for our marketable and non-marketable equity securities.

Other includes certain legal costs and settlements, special compliance costs and acceleration of share-based compensation expense in addition to other miscellaneous adjustments.

Our management uses non-GAAP measures to evaluate the performance of our core businesses, to estimate future core performance and to compensate employees. Since management finds this measure to be useful, we believe that our investors benefit from seeing our results "through the eyes" of management in addition to seeing our GAAP results. This information facilitates our management’s internal comparisons to our historical operating results as well as to the operating results of our competitors.

Our management recognizes that items such as amortization of intangibles can have a material impact on our cash flows and/or our net income. Our GAAP financial statements including our statement of cash flows portray those effects. Although we believe it is useful for investors to see core performance free of special items, investors should understand that the excluded items are actual expenses that may impact the cash available to us for other uses. To gain a complete picture of all effects on the company’s profit and loss from any and all events, management does (and investors should) rely upon the GAAP income statement. The non-GAAP numbers focus instead upon the core business of the company, which is only a subset, albeit a critical one, of the company’s performance.

Readers are reminded that non-GAAP numbers are merely a supplement to, and not a replacement for, GAAP financial measures. They should be read in conjunction with the GAAP financial measures. It should be noted as well that our non-GAAP information may be different from the non-GAAP information provided by other companies.

The preliminary non-GAAP net income and diluted EPS reconciliation is estimated based on our current information.

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AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

SEGMENT INFORMATION

(In millions, except where noted)

(Unaudited)

PRELIMINARY

Quarter-over-Quarter

Life Sciences and Applied Markets Group

Q2'22

Q2'21

Revenue

$

896

$

881

Gross Margin, %

59.0

%

59.9

%

Income from Operations

$

228

$

226

Operating margin, %

25.5

%

25.7

%

Diagnostics and Genomics Group

Q2'22

Q2'21

Revenue

$

358

$

315

Gross Margin, %

56.0

%

53.4

%

Income from Operations

$

91

$

69

Operating margin, %

25.5

%

21.9

%

Agilent CrossLab Group

Q2'22

Q2'21

Revenue

$

353

$

329

Gross Margin, %

47.1

%

45.3

%

Income from Operations

$

87

$

69

Operating margin, %

24.6

%

21.0

%

Income from operations reflect the results of our reportable segments under Agilent's management reporting system which are not necessarily in conformity with GAAP financial measures. Income from operations of our reporting segments exclude, among other things, charges related to asset impairments, amortization of intangibles, transformational initiatives, acquisition and integration costs, change in fair value of contingent consideration and business exit and divestiture costs.

Readers are reminded that non-GAAP numbers are merely a supplement to, and not a replacement for, GAAP financial measures. They should be read in conjunction with the GAAP financial measures. It should be noted as well that our non-GAAP information may be different from the non-GAAP information provided by other companies.

The preliminary segment information is estimated based on our current information.

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AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

RECONCILIATIONS OF REVENUE BY SEGMENT

EXCLUDING ACQUISITIONS, DIVESTITURES AND THE IMPACT OF CURRENCY ADJUSTMENTS (CORE)

(in millions)

(Unaudited)

PRELIMINARY

Year-over-Year

GAAP

Year-over-Year

GAAP Revenue by Segment

Q2'22

Q2'21

% Change

Life Sciences and Applied Markets Group

$

896

$

881

2

%

Diagnostics and Genomics Group

358

315

14

%

Agilent CrossLab Group

353

329

7

%

Agilent

$

1,607

$

1,525

5

%

Non-GAAP
(excluding Acquisitions & Divestitures)

Year-over-Year
at Constant Currency (a)

Year-over-Year

Year-over-Year

Percentage Point
Impact from
Currency

Current Quarter
Currency Impact
(b)

Non GAAP Revenue by Segment

Q2'22

Q2'21

% Change

% Change

Life Sciences and Applied Markets Group

$

896

$

881

2

%

4

%

-2 ppts

$

(16

)

Diagnostics and Genomics Group

355

315

13

%

15

%

-2 ppts

(8

)

Agilent CrossLab Group

353

329

7

%

10

%

-3 ppts

(8

)

Agilent (Core)

$

1,604

$

1,525

5

%

7

%

-2 ppts

$

(32

)

We compare the year-over-year change in revenue excluding the effect of recent acquisitions and divestitures and foreign currency rate fluctuations to assess the performance of our underlying business.

(a) The constant currency year-over-year growth percentage is calculated by recalculating all periods in the comparison period at the foreign currency exchange rates used for accounting during the last month of the current quarter and then using those revised values to calculate the year-over-year percentage change.

(b) The dollar impact from the current quarter currency impact is equal to the total year-over-year dollar change less the constant currency year-over-year change.

The preliminary reconciliation of GAAP revenue adjusted for recent acquisitions and divestitures and impact of currency is estimated based on our current information.

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